Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The End of Scott's Incarceration?

The unthinkable has happened. It may be time for Scott to graduate from a crib to a "big boy bed."

I've been lucky so far. Claire never tried to climb out of her crib. We switched her to a "big girl bed" when she was about two because Scott came along and needed the crib. Scott has been the kind of kid that you put in his crib and he stays there noiselessly until you decide you want to go get him. No funny business.

Until tonight.

Tonight Scott climbed into his crib by himself. That's right, I said INTO. Granted, the crib rail was down, but still. He was all ready for bed so he climbed up and vaulted on in, then laid himself down on his pillow. His only requests were that I turn out the lights and sing to him. Then he told me, "Good night!" and blew me a kiss as I shut the door.

I'm not sure what to think. Mainly I'm worried that this portends further crib-hopping antics, possibly of the escaping variety. I mean, I will really miss the baby jail that gives me so much peace of mind. On the other hand, even if he continues not to try and get out of the crib, maybe it's still time. Maybe he's not a baby anymore. Maybe he's ready for the developmental milestone of a real bed. Maybe I'll have an excuse to redecorate his room!!!


Meleah said...

gretchen, I love reading your blog, I actually read it all the time. Lately I have been feeling guilty of not leaving comments on peoples blogs that I read regularly, just so they know that I am there. So, I read your blog tonight and I want you to know that I did.
About the crib vs. bed, any excuse to repaint a room, I am in favor of, but you know how much I like to paint, too much. :)

Pickles & Dimes said...

I love that he actually climbed INTO his crib. So cute.

Redecorating - fun!

Meghann said...

Sophia did something like this to day I heard banging in her room during nap time and when I opened her door she was standing there waiting for me to let her out of her room. I still have no idea how she got out of her crib!

ashley said...

Madison started climbing out of her crib for a short time. Then we removed the nite light and it never happened again. She finally graduated from a crib at the ripe old age of 3 1/2 ... surely not too old to still be safely secured behind bars.

Brooklyne graduted with her sister at the same time, so she was 2 1/2, and actually has done better with staying in bed that her older sister... weird.

Leann said...

My sister's oldest hates to go to bed, but her 2nd child does the same... he asks to go to bed. Makes me want to have my 2nd child first. :)